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Personality disorders, formerly referred to as character disorders, are a class of personality types and behaviors that the American Psychiatric Association (APA) defines as "an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the culture of the individual who exhibits it".
People with IED have connectivity deficits in SLF region of the brain

People with IED have connectivity deficits in SLF region of the brain

Study finds dramatic increase in nonmedical use of prescription opioids in the U.S.

Study finds dramatic increase in nonmedical use of prescription opioids in the U.S.

Researchers find link between BPD and risk of STI/HIV in male inmates

Researchers find link between BPD and risk of STI/HIV in male inmates

Psilocybin administration reduces reaction to social rejection in associated brain areas

Psilocybin administration reduces reaction to social rejection in associated brain areas

Common parasitic infection linked to intermittent explosive disorder

Common parasitic infection linked to intermittent explosive disorder

Study explores role of genetic and environmental factors in development of social anxiety

Study explores role of genetic and environmental factors in development of social anxiety

Understanding the effects of psychotherapy in patients with borderline personality disorder

Understanding the effects of psychotherapy in patients with borderline personality disorder

New study lays out a case for recognizing nonsuicidal self-injury disorder

New study lays out a case for recognizing nonsuicidal self-injury disorder

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to honor nine scientists with Outstanding Achievement Prizes

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to honor nine scientists with Outstanding Achievement Prizes

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation announces recipients of NARSAD Young Investigator Grants

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation announces recipients of NARSAD Young Investigator Grants

Ex-prisoners with common psychiatric disorders more likely to commit violent crimes after release

Ex-prisoners with common psychiatric disorders more likely to commit violent crimes after release

Ventura Recovery Center introduces new young adult addiction treatment program

Ventura Recovery Center introduces new young adult addiction treatment program

People with BPD traits have lowered activity in brain regions that support empathy

People with BPD traits have lowered activity in brain regions that support empathy

Emotionally unstable people have different brain structure

Emotionally unstable people have different brain structure

MIT researchers find neural circuit that appears to cause decision-making in approach-avoidance conflict

MIT researchers find neural circuit that appears to cause decision-making in approach-avoidance conflict

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to award grants to 40 scientists for research into mental illness

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to award grants to 40 scientists for research into mental illness

Therapists twice as likely to misdiagnose mental illness in patients from socially disadvantaged groups

Therapists twice as likely to misdiagnose mental illness in patients from socially disadvantaged groups

Psychopath’s persistent violent behaviour associated with brain abnormalities

Psychopath’s persistent violent behaviour associated with brain abnormalities

Comorbid OCD not uncommon in bipolar disorder

Comorbid OCD not uncommon in bipolar disorder

UC Berkeley study finds self-worth key to diagnoses of psychopathologies

UC Berkeley study finds self-worth key to diagnoses of psychopathologies